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Virginia Residents Want Colleges To Be SAFE SPACES Where Free Speech Is Censored

Just over half of the residents of Virginia think protecting students from hearing discriminatory viewpoints is more important than fostering and protecting free speech on campus, according to a recently released poll.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of Public Policy Outreach conducted the poll in mid-July — about a month before the events in Charlottesville and at the University of Virginia. The school released the findings late last week.

Justin Trudeau condemns North Korean missile testing, asks UN to step in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear weapon testing and is urging the United Nations to take further steps to contain the country’s nuclear proliferation efforts.

North Korea’s nuclear test and “aggressive” missile testing program “represents a clear and present threat to the safety and security of its neighbours and the international community,” Trudeau said in a statement released Sunday.

Hurricane Harvey: Canadian Cargo Plane Is Texas-Bound And Is Full Of Supplies

The Canadian government sent a cargo plane loaded with humanitarian supplies to Texas on Sunday as part of a relief effort following the damage caused by hurricane Harvey.

The plane, filled with supplies including baby formula, blankets and cribs, departed the Canadian Forces base in Trenton, Ont., for the Lackland Airforce base near San Antonio.

Germany allowing Palestinian terror organization to run in election

The German Interior Ministry declined on Tuesday to bar the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine from campaigning as a political party in the September general election to the Bundestag.

The PFLP has been designated by the EU and US as a terrorist organization.

NYT: Lets Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors By Taxing Them

“Imagine that after the 9/11 attacks, the conversation had been limited to the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, the heroism of rescuers and the high heels of the visiting first lady — without addressing the risks of future terrorism.

That’s how we have viewed Hurricane Harvey in Houston, as a gripping human drama but without adequate discussion of how climate change increases risks of such cataclysms. We can’t have an intelligent conversation about Harvey without also discussing climate change.”

  • irishrus

    Terrorists being allowed to run a political party ought to split up Merkel’s base like it would a liberal base in Canada… you go boys

    • tom_billesley

      In fairness, should they allow Hamas to run against PFLP?

  • kkruger71

    Again, interesting how they keep shifting things. How many times can they get away with saying you can’t use entire seasons to disprove global warming, yet these same people can claim single events are certainly caused by it? I really have no strong opinion either way about it as I am not able to determine it myself and unable to trust what these people are telling me is the truth, but these outright hypocricies certainly do not help their side.

    • If we were truly facing an extinction level threat, the best way of convincing the public would be transparent modeling and providing raw data. That isn’t happening. Draw your own conclusions.

  • tom_billesley

    Trudeau: “If you kill your enemies, they win.”
    … and then everyone is a winner. Isn’t that equitable?

  • tom_billesley

    Big Green: Trying to have an intelligent conversation about climate change is like trying to have an intelligent conversation about islam. You’ll be shut down.

  • tom_billesley

    Canadian relief flight to Texas: will it be returning empty, or will Trudeau round up some Trumpfugees?

    • barryjr

      If they do I hope the plane crashes.

  • North Korea has been lobbing missiles at everyone for ages. Did one of Trudeau’s aides remind him of that?

    Still not a serious politician, Justin.

    • Liberal Progressive

      But they are friendly people; they are Communists!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Start with rationing the energy consumption of NYT op-ed columnists by 50%. Pass a law requiring all heat in the winter in NYC to be set no higher than 50 degrees and no AC in the summer to be set lower than 90 degrees. Tax trips out to the Hamptons $10,000 per trip. Raise the price of gas on a sliding scale by income. The more you earn the more you pay.

    Start there with Mr Kristof